Greetings from Wildwood Middle at Jefferson County! We started off our day conducting an interview with our new Assistant Principal on the video morning announcements which require cameras, a teleprompter, and a closed circuit TV system! Some of our Digital Learning Day activities included a Skype/teleconference session all about trout led by 7th grade teacher Carolyn Thomas with her classes and some elementary ones at Driswood Elementary. The seventh graders showed the 4th graders how to label parts of a trout, and also created trout booklets for them. The 4th graders voted for their favorite booklets, and related to the 7th graders their choices.
Other activities at Wildwood during the day included using a SMART to help an 8th grade class put events of the Battle of Point Pleasant in order, using a SMART board to enhance an 8th grade poetry discussion, creating compositions in the WVWrites database to fulfill a 6th grade writing assignment, a 7th grade activity which involved completing an interactive computer quiz on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and an 8th grade class videotaping each other and their new cereal box creations using Flip cameras. We hope everyone in West Virginia had a super Digital Learning Day.
At Brookhaven Elementary we had different digital activities in every classroom throughout the day. I taught three separate classes that day, incorporating various media. My second graders learned how to create accounts in Destiny Quest, handle friend requests, search for books and write book reviews. My kindergarteners picture walked through the Adventures with Taxi Dog and predicted what the story was about. Then they watched the animation of this story on Reading Rainbow via United Streaming.